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Old 07-24-2006, 05:19 PM   #1
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I'm going to get a new laptop to run my VMSpc and navigation. I would like to monitor the back up camera on the PC, instead of the "over my head" TV. What do I need to look for in a PC, an RBG port? How about the coach camera connection? How is the camera cable routed?

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I'm going to get a new laptop to run my VMSpc and navigation. I would like to monitor the back up camera on the PC, instead of the "over my head" TV. What do I need to look for in a PC, an RBG port? How about the coach camera connection? How is the camera cable routed?

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Most laptops have an S-video input. You would then need to convert the S-video to a composite signal. I believe Radio Shack sells S to composite adapters for under $10. Make sure the s-video is an input and not an output. Composite video is the yellow RCA type conector on most TV sets.

http://www.av-cables.net/compositevi...html?iorb=4764
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Hi Tom
The cable to your TV is connected to a splitter behind the TV that switches to your back up camera when the key is turned on. If you disconnect the cable and remove the splitter then reconnect the TV direct, you can then run run the cable from the camera down and under the dash board to a small monitor that can be mounted on the dash next to the ignition switch. Most electronic stores have these monitors or you can order from the internet.
I have my VMSP and navigation systems running through my laptop with both on the screen together and that leaves little room for monitor space. Good luck with your decision. Vivian and I will be at the September Rally and I can let you look at my setup.

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Thank you Wayne and Jim. I'll have to consider the laptop vs a dedicated monitor.

Jim I'll look at yours at the Sept Rally.
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